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Ensuring Cultural Competence in Behavioral Health

Course #: 06-1202

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Diverse cultures often require adjustments in behavioral health services to be best supported. Individuals with diverse backgrounds may speak different languages, have specific trauma histories, and have distrust for systems that offer them services. Because of this, clinicians must be prepared for how to effectively support clients with diverse backgrounds. They must understand their own backgrounds in order to do so. Therefore, it is essential that clinicians and organizations that hire clinicians have proper training, supervision, and ongoing support in cultural competency. This course will review the main tenets of cultural competency, offer suggestions for organizations for how to create culturally competent environments, and review research on the main groups of people who access care.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify the core elements and assumptions of cultural competence
  2. Explore what makes a culturally competent clinician
  3. Outline tasks for organizations to implement in order to be culturally competent
  4. Examine historical and current experiences of diverse groups in accessing care and the presentation of symptoms
  5. Review case studies that demonstrate culturally competent methods and actions

Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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Course Date: 2021-04-14

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